Gundam Evolution, Bandai Namco’s free-to-play hero shooter set on the earth of the wildly well-liked mecha anime, is ready for a Steam release (opens in new tab) on September 22. The sport will function 12 playable cell fits (these are the mechs, for those who’re a philistine like me), 6v6 fight, and three “objective-based” sport modes. Additionally, one of many mechs has a glowing conflict axe and pteruges (opens in new tab) for some purpose.
The sport shall be replete with all the assorted equippable bells and whistles we have come to count on from free-to-play shooters. You can purchase skins to your cell fits and weapons, choose up emotes, and deck your self out with ornaments as you proceed via the seasonal battle passes. The sport will launch in its season 1 state, however extra issues shall be added because the seasons progress.
These issues embody new cell fits. The unique roster of 12 will ultimately be expanded as time goes on, and you can purchase new ones utilizing both “capital factors” (which you purchase via gameplay) or “EVO cash” (which you purchase with real-world money). Every season is supposed to final round two months, so it should not be too lengthy earlier than a number of new fits roll out.
From my restricted perspective, it typically appears like we have hit the restrict on hero shooters on this vein, however Gundam is mind-bogglingly well-liked, especially in Japan (opens in new tab). Maybe the flexibility to pilot your personal rock-em-sock-em robotic will lure over gamers who would possibly in any other case be uninterested and see the sport be a part of the hallowed ranks of our favorite free video games (opens in new tab). And hey, is not piloting a cell go well with in a hero shooter type of like lastly placing titans into Apex Legends, for those who squint?
Advantageous, it is not, however for those who’re nonetheless excited by seeing what Gundam Evolution has to supply, you may test it out when it unlocks on Steam at 3AM UK time, 10PM EDT, 7PM PST on September 22.